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The 2019 Ashes will be fought out over five Tests between England and Australia in the British summer. The Aussies are now outright favourite to win the series after thrashing England in the opening Test at Edgbaston. will be covering the Ashes extensively from a betting perspective. You can navigate around this page with the following tabs.

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Quick Ashes details

Teams: England vs. Australia
Who is hosting: England
Dates: August 1 – September 16, 2019
 Venues: Edgbaston, Lord’s, Headingley, Old Trafford, The Oval



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2019 Ashes squads

Both sides have made significant roster changes since the 2017/18 Ashes series.

The likes of Dawid Malan, Mark Stoneman and James Vince are nowhere to be found, with Rory Burns, Joe Denly and Jason Roy slated for Ashes debuts in the England top order. Jofra Archer adds some serious spice to a pace attack that also includes gifted allrounder Sam Curran and Warwickshire seamer Olly Stone.

The Aussies have brought in a mixture of fresh faces and old hands. Marcus Harris, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne are on their maiden Ashes tour, while Michael Neser is a chance make his Test debut. James Pattinson and Matthew Wade are back after a long time off the international stage, but the spotlight will be on the returning trio of Cam Bancroft, Steve Smith and David Warner.

England: Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.

Australia: Tim Paine (c), Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.

2019 Ashes Test dates

Test Dates Venue Preview
First Test: August 1-5 Edgbaston, Birmingham Read here
Second Test: August 14-18 Lord’s, London To come
Third Test: August 22-26 Headingley, Leeds To come
Fourth Test: September 4-8 Old Trafford, Manchester To come
Fifth Test: September 12-16 The Oval, London To come

For more details, see the full 2019 Ashes tour fixture here

Ashes series futures betting

Market England Australia
Series Betting $3.50 $1.62
Draw No Bet $2.87 $1.40
Double Chance $2.20 win or draw $1.25 win or draw

Ashes History: 1882-2017

History of the Ashes cricket series

Cricket’s greatest rivalry. Australia, England, battling it out for that little urn. The Ashes is the cricket series to end all series, pitting the traditional rivals against each other in a test of will and skill.

First played in 1882, the term The Ashes, is derived from the famous obituary, published in British newspaper The Sporting Times, in 1882, which stated English cricket had died and “the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia”. It was the first time Australia had beaten the Poms on their home soil and sent the nation into mourning.

It finally showed that Australia was a viable opponent and led to the rivalry as we know it today.

The Ashes urn, which remains at the MCC Museum, at the storied Lords in England, is believed to contain the ashes of a cricket bail, although historians are only 95 per cent sure that is fact.

The rich history of the Ashes has produced some of the greatest series and single test matches you will ever see.

Played over five Tests since 1998, Australia dominated for many years, winning eight in a row between 1989 and 2003 before England claimed a 2-1 victory, that was followed by a 5-0 whitewash by the Aussies in 2007 – the first time that had occurred.

Since then, the Poms have won three straight, with Australia briefly grabbing them back in 2014, before surrendering them the next year.

England are the current holders of the Ashes.

Past Ashes results

While only one series splits Australia (33 wins) and England (32 wins) in the overall tally, the Brits have had the wood over their old enemy in recent years. England has won five of the last eight series and was the last team to win it away from home, although that record is somewhat tarnished by Australia’s big wins in 2014-15 (5-0) and 2017-18 (4-0). View all results.

Best Ashes bookmakers for the 2019 series

Every Australian online bookie already has extensive betting markets on the Ashes series, including on the first Test at Brisbane. It will pay to keep an eye on all the cricket betting sites offers and bonuses in the days leading up to the series opener. is our no.1 bookie for Australian summer of cricket, but the reality is there are plenty of options.

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